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I hereby give you notice that the next meeting of Langham Parish Council will be held on:


Tuesday 29th July 2008 commencing at 7.30pm at Langham Community Centre.

Councillors are hereby summoned to attend this meeting at the place and time set out above.





1] Attendance and apologies for absence.


2] Declarations of interest.


To consider any Declaration from any Councillor in connection with any Agenda item below.


3] Minutes of the last Parish Council Meeting


To confirm the minutes of the last meeting held on Tuesday 24th June 2008.


4] Matters arising from the minutes.


5] Residents questions.


To answer questions raised by residents. Residents are reminded that the Chairman or Clerk needs written statements 24 hours prior to the meeting for a formal reply.


6] Support for the proposed enhancements to the Community Centre


Mr. Clark has asked the Council if they would be prepared to offer £1,000 grant towards the cost of any enhancements. This would substantially increase their chance of obtaining grants from other sources as it would be an expression of the Council’s commitment to enhancements of village facilities.


7] External Doors for Langham Community Centre


The Community Council has asked the Parish Council to utilise £2,817.77 of the money held on their behalf by the Parish Council to replace the main and shop doors and provide a burglar alarm.


8] Reports to the Council.


To receive reports from:


8.1 Planning:                       Cllr S. Ellis

8.2 Roads and transport:       Cllr R. Watson

8.3 Recreation Ground:         Cllr B. Durlacher

8.4 General purposes:           Cllr R. Watson

8.5 Housing:                        Cllr C. Garnett

8.6 Community Council:        Cllr E. Schofield

8.7 Ward Councillor:             Cllr C. Garnett

8.8 Footpaths:                      Cllr A. Stacey


9] Highways Projects


Cllr. Watson proposes that the Council look at installing speed activated devices on Park Lane. There is £150,000 to be shared within Colchester. The deadline for submission is 26 August and has to be on a form provided by highways.


10] Essex Village of the Year Prize


The Council is to consider to what use the prize of £500 should be put.


11] Essex Village of the Year – the Future


The Council is asked to consider the possible actions implied by the e-mail sent by Cllr. Watson, of which a copy is attached.


12] Emergency Plan


Cllr. Bottwood will present a draft version of the updated plan.


13] Correspondence received.


To report and consider correspondence received by the Chairman and Clerk.


14] Administrative matters.


Report from the Clerk.


15] Receipts and payments.


To report action taken by the Council and to approve receipts and payments.


16] Next Meeting


The date of the next meeting will be on Tuesday 30th September 2008, at Langham Community Centre at 7.30pm.


17] Any Other Urgent Business.


To determine any other urgent business and issues for inclusion on the next Agenda.

(Note:  No decisions may lawfully be made under this item, but matters may be discussed which involve exchange of information)



18] Closed Session


This is the opportunity to discuss private matters, if any, that necessitate the exclusion of the press and public.




Signed:……………………………………………… Clerk to Langham Parish Council


Chairman              Mrs E Schofield Tel 01206 272448

Clerk                   Mr D Winter        Tel: 01206 322301